Jon Fitch has been forced out of his upcoming bout against B.J. Penn at UFC 132 due to an injury sustained during training.

Fitch’s removal from the fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the situation on Wednesday.

While no details were available regarding the nature of the injury, it was severe enough for Fitch to withdraw from the July 2 card.

The bout was set to be a rematch from the fight Fitch and Penn had at UFC 127 in Australia that ended in a draw.

As of now the UFC has not found a replacement to step in and face Penn, but the search is underway.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on Fitch’s injury and a replacement fight for B.J. Penn when it becomes available.


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